Seattle

Seattle arts 'titan' Peter Donnelly dies

Janet I.Tu Seattle Times 30.03.2009
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Peter F. Donnelly, one of the most important figures in Seattle's arts community over the past 45 years, died Saturday after complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

Family says King County Jail inmate's medical care inadequate

SCOTT GUTIERREZ Seattle Post-Intelligencer 28.03.2009
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The family of an inmate in the King County Jail is questioning whether he received proper medical attention for severe pain in his testicle, which family members say had to be surgically removed several days later.


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It's going to be a little darker than usual tonight. Lights illuminating the Space Needle, downtown high-rises and neighborhood homes could largely go dark from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to mark Earth Hour, an international campaign against global warming.

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Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct showed “a small amount of settlement” near Seneca Street, the Washington State Department of Transportation reported Friday.


Seattle falls short of state open-government standards

Trevor Griffey Seattle Times 28.03.2009
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The city of Seattle is not taking seriously the state auditor's 2008 report that criticized its handling of public-records requests. Guest columnist Trevor Griffey argues that city officials are interpreting the report narrowly and leaving the cit...

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Dog food donations are standard fare for animal shelters, but when the Port of Seattle offered 12.7 tons it was more than any in the area could handle.


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The Sound Transit board today approved fares for the light-rail system set to open in July. Trips on Link will cost $1.75, plus about a nickel a mile, rounded to the nearest quarter.

Seattle landmark set for restoration

CASEY MCNERTHNEY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 27.03.2009
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The elephant along Aurora Avenue North -- the 8,400-pound landmark in the 8800 block -- has been there for more than six decades. A few years ago, there was rumor the fragile fixture might be destroyed.


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This Saturday, March 28, 2009, there are a couple of great events going on in Seattle’s public libraries.

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Two days after announcing his run for mayor, Michael McGinn is attacking Greg Nickels on his environmental record - an area most people consider the incumbent's strong point.


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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) launched the Traveler’s Information Web site Thursday.

House speaker Chopp warming to tunnels for viaduct, 520 Bridge

Andrew Garber The Seattle Times 26.03.2009
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OLYMPIA — House Speaker Frank Chopp, the single biggest political obstacle to replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel, is apparently softening his stance toward the $4.3 billion project.


Did Seattle fire chief protect inspector in ethics case?

Bob Young The Seattle Times 26.03.2009
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The whistle-blower who helped expose an ethics scandal in the Seattle Fire Department believes Fire Chief Gregory Dean went out of his way to protect Lt. Milt Footer, the inspector accused of failing to collect $195,697 for fire services and misus...

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A mountain of dog food has proven a bit of a headache for the Port of Seattle. Port officials bought 12.7 tons of kibble in June to test new baggage conveyor systems at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


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Seattle officials will review how urban village sidewalk requirements should apply to homeowners who want to build a new home on their lot, Mayor Greg Nickels announced Thursday.

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Seattle will host a Preservation Green Lab that will study and suggest ways to make historic buildings more energy efficient, officials announced Wednesday morning.


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SEA-TAC AIRPORT -- Another plane was targeted with a laser beam on Tuesday evening while heading into Sea-Tac Airport for a landing, according to airport officials.

Environmentalist enters Seattle mayor's race

CHRIS GRYGIEL Seattlepi 25.03.2009
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Talking tough about the city's schools and local transportation issues, lawyer Michael McGinn announced Tuesday that he's running for mayor against Greg Nickels.


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Seattle residents would be able to decide in August whether they want to charge themselves a "green fee" for using paper and plastic bags at grocery stores.

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The Seattle City Council has asked to review all the documents The Seattle Times used for its recent report on the city's bungled snowstorm response.



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